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Baabun Nasr Thrift Shop Update

Thank you all for supporting the email drive of Baabun Nasr Thrift Shop, it’s completed by the grace of Allah, Alhamdulillah.

Not only that, but Walmart Foundation recently selected them for a $10,000 grant, mashaAllah tabarakaAllah.

as-salaamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

We’re very happy to say that we have reached our goal! We thank Allah subhanahu wa t’ala and then we thank the staff at Half Date for their assistance.

We have raised a total of $1,015.00 from 25 contributors Wal-hamdulilaah
$100 via google checkout
$40 cash donation received today
$775 received via chipin
$100.00 e-check payment donation received today.

May Allah bless you!

Umm Tahir Hakimah

Sick child needs a new home (can you help?)

As Salaamu Aalaykum,
We have a family in need of relocating ASAP! They have a child that suffers from a severe pulmonary condition and severe allergies to several molds. It is medically necessary that the child no longer occupy his current residence, as further exposure to the health risk in the home can result in irreversible obstruction and chronic lung disease.

The child is currently hospitalized and cannot be released until a new home is secured. They are in need of $500 to secure the new apartment. They are able to pay the rent with no problem after that.

This request has been verified, and documented from the pediatric hospital.

Please make a donation via this link


or send to:

Al Maun Fund
POB 7691
Atlantic City, NJ 08404-7691

Please rush to aid this young child today insha’allah! Please share on your FB page!

Jazakallahu khairun!–

POB 7691
Atlantic City, NJ 08404-7691

You helped them getting married


Back in 2008, many of HalfDaters have contributed to the drive to collect questions/answers that every single should think about before marriage. Those questions were the seeds behind the marriage site HalfOurDeen.com by Baba Ali.

Today, with the help of Allah then all those questions/answers that you have shared, many Muslims found their match, Alhamdulillah.

One of those singles is HalfDate team member Br. D. Hasan.

So, we would like to thank Allah first and foremost, then to you and HalfOurDeen.com.

Please join us to send our Dua’s and wishes to Br. D and Sr. A.

If you wish to send them a phyical gift, here is the link to their gift registry: http://www.target.com/registry/wedding/1ZRZVA3U50J4A

On behalf of HalfDate family, we would like to say: Baraka Allah for you, and unto you, and may Allah gather you two in goodness.


Online giving study

The online giving study covers:

  • $381 million in online giving
  • 3.6 million gifts
  • 1.879 million unique donors
  • 66,470 different nonprofits
  • Seven-year time span (2003-2009)
  • Donations to a wide range of nonprofit sizes and types

Meet for Meat Project


Meet for Meat is a project to distribute the Qurban/Udhiya meat to needy Muslims.

The project has three goals:
-Encouraging Muslims to offer their Qurban locally
-Reviving the Sunnah of sharing the meat
-Reviving the Sunnah of eating the meat during Eid Al-Adha and the following 3 days.

We are going to replicate this project in different cities. Please share your experience if you did a similar meat distribution project.

Why offering your Qurban locally instead of sending it overseas?

An interview with Alamaanah officer about their Meet for Meat project for 1430/2009

Luba & Bilal Eid Cards For Sadaqah

Assalaamu Alaikum

Since HalfDate is a very inspirational project and cause to me and many others around the world…I wanted to share this story with all of the HalfDate community – if you deem it suitable – to inspire them…especially children!

There are two children, Luba (8yrs) and Bilal (almost 7yrs), who live in a community that doesn’t have many Muslims. Despite that, they have been striving to learn about the deen with the help of their Mom, and have recently started performing their 5 daily prayers regularly, and for the first time were able to fast in Ramadaan for the full (LONG) day (in Canada). And since they have learned that Ramadaan is the month of giving, they took up a special Ramadaan project…they made Eid greeting cards and sold them to their close family members, and they are donating all the funds they made from their sales for sadaqah. [And the $30 donation I’m sending on their behalf is the money they have collectively made so far selling their cards].

We hope, that by sharing their story, Luba and Bilal will be encouraged to continue keeping their prayers, fasting, and doing acts of charity; and that it will inspire other children from all around the world to take up little projects and use them to raise funds for good causes, and that family and friends support children around them and encourage them to do good.

Attached are some pictures of the cards they made.

Jazaakumullaahu khairan.

I will be sending the funds to HalfDate shortly in shaa’ Allaah.

Wassalaamu Alaikum

Click here to see our current drive

Sadaqah Buffet Voting Result 1

So over on Sadaqah Buffet DateDrive, we have a weekly poll and this is the result for week 1.

Top 3 winners:
1- Al-Amaanah $500
2- Al-Maun Fund $500
3- Baitul Salaam $500

HalfDate Follow-up: Last Ramadan Drive

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Asalaamu Alaaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

This is a follow-up of one of our date drives in Ramadan 1430/Sept. 2009

Email we received from Sister H:

As Salaamu Alaikum,

This truck helps us pick up recycle items and haul large donations. We
can go and get items that we can turn into the recycling center and
earn our way.  It comes in handy for picking large donations of food,
etc. from other agencies. We would not have been able to keep the
doors open to our office if we did not have this truck to use. We have
existed off of huge donations from agencies like the United Way.  Fund
raising is not easy these days and many of our supporters are coming
to us for some type of assistance.

Here it is parked on the lot at our office:

Thanks for helping us get this truck.

HalfDate Follow-Up: In Memory of AbuSamah

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

Asalaamu Alaaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

This is a HalfDate follow up of one of our past drives.

Email we received from Sister Nadia:

As salaamu alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu. JazakAllahu Khayr for the information sent about the Zakat foundation of America.  AlhamdulliAllah they came and visit the site and  they did approve us for a grant for the month of ramadhan to feed us for iftar and gave us a grant to assist us with what ever else we need for the home this particular grant will help us with our rent for the Phase II Home insha’Allah.

again JazakAllahu Khayr for looking out for us.  May Allah reward you.  Ameen

Women Affairs of AMH Inc
Nadia A.McIntosh
P.O.Box 1462
Baltimore, MD 21203
www.almumtahinahhome.org / http://muslimmah2.chipin.com/phase-ii-shelter-home

Fruits of your help


Thank you for all HalfDaters who helped.

I spoke with the reviewer for our 501c application earlier this afternoon, and she informed me that we were approved for our tax-exempt status, Allahu Akbar! We should receive our official letter in less then (2) weeks… I wanted to share the good news with you since you have helped us so much (Barakallahu feekum)